03 May 2012

Let's create new words

A friend pointed me to the post '25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English' on the blog So Bad So Good.  I love how a single word can have such a detailed definition.  My favorite is Backpfeifengesicht (German): A face badly in need of a fist.  I want to use this in a conversation with my German speaking father just to get his reaction.

I think we should start creating new words in the English language to describe complex feelings, emotions or thoughts.  It's almost like the rebirth of Sniglets.  Maybe something like Stupifany - The moment that you realize you have just said something really stupid.

What words can you come up with?

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